One of our best-beloved old episodes, enjoyed by Arthur Danto himself.
What effect should the avant garde have on our understanding of what art is? We read three essays by modern, first-rate American philosopher Arthur Danto, all published in The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (1986).
The episode starts off with some reflections about then-current events and responses to listener mail, which explain what we have against philosophy as a career.
Running Time: 2 hrs, 13 min. Recorded: March 17, 2010. Participants: Mark, Wes, Seth.
As a bonus, your purchase includes a high-bitrate mp3 of the song that concludes the episode, Mark's "This Night Before the End."